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PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development HOTSHOT

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  • Explore localization and globalization tools
  • Interact with various social networks
  • Create, save, and retrieve user-created data
  • Learn about maps and geolocation
  • Interact with the camera and the photographs it creates
  • Work with playing and recording both audio and video
  • Create a fun, high-performance game
  • Integrate with custom plugins to extend the functionality of PhoneGap, including how to use native UI controls
  • Explore mobile app design patterns
  • Discover how to migrate a phone app to a tablet app

Do you want to create mobile apps that run on multiple mobile platforms? With PhoneGap (Apache Cordova), you can put your existing development skills and HTML, CSS, and JavaScript knowledge to great use by creating mobile apps for cross-platform devices.

"PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot" covers the concepts necessary to let you create great apps for mobile devices. The book includes ten apps varying in difficulty that cover the gamut – productivity apps, games, and more - that are designed to help you learn how to use PhoneGap to create a great experience.

"PhoneGap 2.x Mobile Application Development Hotshot" covers the creation of ten apps, from their design to their completion, using the PhoneGap APIs. The book begins with the importance of localization and how HTML, CSS, and JavaScript interact to create the mobile app experience. The book then proceeds through mobile apps of various genres, including productivity apps, entertainment apps, and games. Each app covers specific items provided by PhoneGap that help make the mobile app experience better. This book covers the camera, geolocation, audio and video, and much more in order to help you create feature-rich mobile apps.

  • Ten apps included to help you get started on your very own exciting mobile app
  • These apps include working with localization, social networks, geolocation, as well as the camera, audio, video, plugins, and more
  • Apps cover the spectrum from productivity apps, educational apps, all the way to entertainment and games
  • Explore design patterns common in apps designed for mobile devices
  • Many exciting and engaging suggestions that you can use to improve your apps
  • A practical guide for those with some HTML, JavaScript, and CSS experience who want to take their ideas to the next frontier: mobile apps
Page Count 388
Course Length 11 hours 38 minutes
Date Of Publication 15 Feb 2013


Kerri Shotts

Kerri Shotts has worked with computers for nearly twenty-four years. Her love for technology and programming started when she was introduced to her first computer: a Commodore 64. She obtained a degree in Computer Science while at college, and moved on to become Software Test Engineer. Afterwards, she became an Oracle Database Administrator for several years.

Now she works as a Technology Consultant thereby creating, designing, and maintaining custom applications (both desktop and mobile), websites, graphics and logos, and more for her clients. You can find her blog posts at her website (www.photokandy.com) and she is active on the Google Group and Adobe Forums for PhoneGap. When she isn't working, she enjoys photography, music, and fish-keeping. She is the author of five prior books published by Packt.